Decleor

To save my winter skin from totally going under and dry out completely, I use a lot of Decleor products. For my face I use 2 products from the Hydrafloral range; 24hr moisture activator rich cream (there is also a ‘light’ version available for less dry skin, or suitable for summer months) and for a bit of color I use the BB cream (medium). I know you’re not meant to use the cream under the BB (as it’s a 3-in-1 product: spf15, hydration+tint), but it won’t hurt adding a bit of extra moisture. The BB does work well on its own too after using a serum..I mean, up to you:)

The 3rd product is from the body care range: Aroma Nutrition Nourishing rich body cream with Frankincense essential oil. Really amazeballs! I love everything with this product, from scent to texture and result.

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NEW – Givenchy Teint Couture Balm

This is a complete game-changer in my opinion. This is not a BB cream, nor a foundation. It’s that perfect in-between solution for a flawless face, without the ‘sheerness’ of a BB and without the dryness of a foundation. (Of course a BB is mainly a moisturiser with tint, and this balm requires a moisturiser before being applied, so therefore you’ll find it in the make-up section)

This balm and its texture allows you to really work your way to a perfect layer, it hydrates, covers well and gives you a very long lasting glow. I love this product, for my dehydrated skin, with a bit of uneven parts, this is the best I’ve tried so far. I think the main difference is the texture, I always have a problem with foundations making their way in to fine lines and tend to look good the first few hours, but then somehow dry out my skin – this product feels good throughout the day, it looks good and is very easy to apply.

 

Givenchy Teint Couture Balm and Concealers

“Nothing is more beautiful than naturally smooth and even skin that radiates with a fresh glow. Givenchy makes the effect possible with its first balm for the skin. Its unique formula reveals, magnifies and preserves the skin’s natural beauty.

A BALM TEXTURE AND SECOND SKIN EFFECT

Its soft, creamy and delicate melt-in texture intuitively glides on to fuse with the curves of the face. This lightweight balm contains no greasy oil, but instead an exclusive selection of volatile components that vanish on application, leaving an imperceptible veil for a second skin effect.
The complexion is smoothed and perfectly even for up to 12 hours*.

JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CORRECTION WITHOUT STREAKS OR MASKY FEELING

The “Light & Blur” complex is used to visibly erase all imperfections and fine lines, giving the skin pure and natural radiance.
The complexion is lightly corrected, without a masky feeling.
Givenchy laboratories have developed an original synergy of skincare ingredients to guarantee optimal comfort and skin protection.

– Moisture: Hydro magnets work to capture and keep water molecules in the heart of the epidermis to preserve its optimal moisture level.

– Protection: Vitamin E and a Jasmine Flower extract help offer the skin antioxidant defenses, protecting the skin from daily aggressors (pollution, UV), the main causes of premature aging. Skin is also safeguarded by sun filters that prevent photoaging.

The skin keeps a fresh, radiant appearance all day long. Its natural beauty is preserved day after day.”

Dahlia Divin Edt new launch 2015

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Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette is announced as a sophisticated, multi-faceted scent that envelops you with sensual freshness and sweetness, as a Haute Couture gown. The composition begins with fruity accords of juicy blood orange and peach. A bouquet of jasmine and roses form the heart of the perfume, ending with the base of sandalwood, vanilla and musk.

Top notes: Blood orange, Peach

Heart: Rose, Jasmine

Base notes: Sandelwood, Vanilla, Musk

Find it at House of Beauty Gzira

anatomicals world pore 3

I use Anatomicals from time to time for a few different reasons; 1) the packaging and branding is fun 😉 2) they’re cheap 3) most of their stuff is actually good considering the price.

These strips however didn’t work quite as well as I was expecting, but on the other hand my skin is not in a bad state right now, so I’ll use them again after travelling – that’s when I normally need a bit of a quick cleanse before the obligatory hydra-boost!

If I had to recommend a product, it would be their face masks – they do keep their promise!

 

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Essie

The boys luggage finally arrived this morning after waiting since Sunday. Quite an annoying ending to their otherwise amazing trip…Thankfully the bags were not stolen, simply neglected and misplaced in transfer. Such crappy service, but I’m not going to dwell on that now – bags are here and safe and so are they 😉 and oh – my Essie gifts! Since they are nowhere to be found in Malta, it’s a must to stock up when going to the airport.

Nail polish in a coral tone, apricot cuticle oil and  a clear base coat!

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Decleor Tan activator Serum

Prepare for summer by using this serum from Decleor!

This is how it works;

“This unique super serum with a refined, silky texture helps prepare the skin in advance of sun exposure, promotes an even, long-lasting tan and prevents skin ageing. Active ingredients include Camomile and Geranium essential oils to boost the skin’s natural defences, Carrot Essential Oil to stimulate melanin production, Argan and Rose Essential Oils to help reduce dehydration and preserve youthful-looking skin, plus Rice Essential Oil which contains a natural SPF to protect skin from UV rays”

This is preferably used in advance of sun exposure, for example, apply daily (after cleansing) at least 1 week ahead of your summer holiday for best result. It can also be used during sun exposure but remember to use an SPF cream on top for best result.

Suitable for all skin types.

(In Malta, find this and other Decleor sun products from House of Beauty – Gzira, St Julians + Gozo)

Kerastase Densifique

This was delivered today and I’m always excited when I get to try new products, but since I’ve had this eyelid ‘treatment’, I cannot wash my hair until Friday. Yup. Disgusting I know, but just think of the incredibly clean feeling I’ll experience this weekend 😉

I chose the Densifique range from Kerastase since my hair feels weak lately and needs a little extra TLC, as I mentioned in an earlier post. I will use it for some weeks and then share my thoughts with you :)

I’ve ordered these from Feelunique.com – a UK site with great brands and very quick delivery!

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Bodifying shampoo.
Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Bodifying Shampoo is a new generation of polymers able to instantly provide smoothness, texture & uniformisation of the fiber. 

Replenishing masque.
Instant densifying action, strand by strand. Kérastase Densifique Masque Densite has a light gelified texture, to give bounce & thickness. 

FREE with purchase – Kérastase ELIXIR ULTIME Beautifying Oil-Enriched Masque 30ml
Enriched with a high concentration of precious oils, moisturising serum and lipidic compounds. It leaves hair feeling luxuriously nourished and soft to the touch.

 

Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb

Just ordered this comb, to be honest it’s not because I was sold on the ‘oil infused’ but simply because I really need a good detangler for the shower. I need to take better care of my hair, this especially after the KeraStraight treatment, which was a couple of years ago – it looked amazing for a few months but ever since, my hair has been a lot weaker and very fragile. I need to give my hair some serious TLC! This is just the start….

From Feelunique.com

Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb

Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb is made using an innovative new process that allows Macadamia to blend their Healing Oil Treatment directly with a specially formulated resin. The end result is a unique detangling comb that is infused throughout with Macadamia’s special oil.

– Hassle-free nourishment and tangle maintenance 
– Detangles hair while adding shine and smoothness 
– Oil treatment benefits with no residue on your hands 
– Provides even distribution of Healing Oil Treatment”